Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Nov 2011 01:29 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Deep End's Paul Venezia wonders why more folks aren't using FreeBSD on the desktop. 'There used to be a saying -- at least I've said it many times -- that my workstations run Linux, my servers run FreeBSD. Sure, it's quicker to build a Linux box, do a "yum install x y z" and toss it out into the wild as a fully functional server, but the extra time required to really get a FreeBSD box tuned will come back in spades through performance and stability metrics. You'll get more out of the hardware, be that virtual or physical, than you will on a generic Linux binary installation.'
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if only there was more commercial support...
by stew on Tue 8th Nov 2011 14:24 UTC
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Back when I used an Amiga as my main machine, I installed NetBSD as my first Unix OS. I would love to use *BSD nowadays, but for what I do I'd need hardware support for things like CUDA/OpenCL and unfortunately, the big hardware vendors don't seem to be interested in supporting FreeBSD.

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